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NOAH – Italian Vegan Shoes
One thing is certain: Already for centuries shoes have not been only protection for our feet, but also become to an essential element of our outward appearance.
Especially women have focused their attention on beautiful shoes, which harmonize well with their outfit.
In Italy, the country where the creativity has arisen in many different arts during centuries, there crystallised out also the ability to draw shoes and thus the shoemaker handcraft could be established there as a worldwide appreciated and praised art.
And precisely in Italy are manufactured all NOAH-shoes – by traditional handcraft factories and with a lot of love for detail and excellent workmanship.
But one more point distinguishes NOAH-shoes: their sustainability.
The waste water of tanneries contains a lot of pollutants like salts, lime mud, sulfides and acids. The tanning stabilises the collagen and protein fibres in the skins, so that they do not decompose biologically. The tanning of leather causes 800.000 tons of chromium wastes per year.
The meat and leather production go hand in hand. The skin of the animals is the “economical most important by-product of the meat industry”. Each year about 230 millions of cattle, 350 millions of sheep, 175 millions of goats and 700 millions of pigs are butchered because of their meat and their skin.
49% of the annual worldwide corn crop and 90% of the annual soybeans world crop are consumed by 20 billions of livestock.
This means that on half a hectare pasture land, which is needed to feed one cattle for one year, so that it provides 300 kg eatable meat, could be made a crop of 3.000 kg corn or 20.000 kg potatoes instead. This means: there would be no longer world hunger!
There are a lot of possibilities to manufacture shoes without leather. We made our decision for high-quality microfiber. This is very nice, extremely robust and lightweight, moreover breathable, suitable for allergy sufferers and very similar to leather!
NOAH offers you a good range of elegant and casual shoes and boots, so that you can find for each occasion an adequate animal- and environment-friendly shoe!
At the end of the video: VEGAN. For the People. For the Planet. For the Animals. the speaker says:
„Every day you are invited to make choices. Live your values – change the world! “
We like this phrase a lot, because it means that each of us got it in his own hands to change the world a little bit and this every day!